Debate one is in the history books and it was a clear win for Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama. Romney was assertive without being mean, had a wide command of the facts, and simply outdebated Obama. Romney, for example, was able to portray “RomneyCare,” as an alternative to “ObamaCare.” He also hammered the president over the $716 billion in Medicare cuts in the health care law and repeatedly reminded Obama about scores of billions of dollars spent in green jobs initiatives that have failed to yield results.
Obama’s body language was poor. He rarely looked at Romney and often had his eyes somewhat downcast. Perhaps he was overconfident? He has two other opportunities to improve.
Moderator Jim Lehrer has become the scapegoat of many on the left upset at the debate. My response, as I posted on Facebook, is “Is it at all possible that Romney knows the issues very well and presented his points more effectively than the president?”